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Old 02-24-2011, 05:13 AM   #1
ASRaj
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How can I find a RedHat installation


Dear Friends,

Is there a way to obtain the RedHat Linux version freely. I was able to find a RH server version and installed to my local m/c but it takes long time when it's booting.

If anybody know pls let me know soon.

Thanks and regards,
ASRaj
 
Old 02-24-2011, 05:21 AM   #2
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http://fedoraproject.org/
 
Old 02-24-2011, 07:00 AM   #3
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The free identical versions of Redhat EL :

CentOS http://www.centos.org/

Scientific Linux https://www.scientificlinux.org/
 
Old 02-24-2011, 07:04 AM   #4
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Is there a way to obtain the RedHat Linux version freely.
Centos is free and is identical to RedHat Enterprise Linux server except for trademarks etc. (Centos acts identical to RHEL, but doesn't identify itself a RHEL, which would violate trademarks).

Fedora is also free and related to Red Hat, but it does not have the same kind of direct correspondence Centos has. One role of Fedora is as a test platform for software that is not yet stable enough to go into RHEL.

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I was able to find a RH server version and installed to my local m/c but it takes long time when it's booting.
It is hard to guess which form or version of RH server you mean, nor which "boot" step you mean, nor even what you mean by "long time".

If you have an unlicensed copy of RHEL, that should boot and install just as quickly and easily as Centos or a licensed copy of RHEL.

You shouldn't use unlicensed RHEL because it will be configured to get updates and optional software from repositories you can't access. Even ignoring any legal/moral considerations (which I don't know enough about to comment usefully) for practical reasons, it is harder to use unlicensed RHEL than to discard it and start over with Centos.

But if you are having problems with RHEL before even reaching the point of needing the repositories, you'll probably have the same problems with Centos as well.

What are your hardware spaces and why did you choose Red Hat? Maybe you would be better off with some other Linux distribution.

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Old 02-24-2011, 08:55 AM   #5
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Dear Friends,

Is there a way to obtain the RedHat Linux version freely. I was able to find a RH server version and installed to my local m/c but it takes long time when it's booting.

If anybody know pls let me know soon.

Thanks and regards,
ASRaj
You have to register your machine with RHN(Redhat Network) to obtain a copy of the product.

While booting a lot of services started , you can stop them to start at startup to faster your booting process.

You can check them with the following command:

PHP Code:
ntsysv 
and stop the service which you dont want to start.
 
Old 02-25-2011, 03:43 AM   #6
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Dear All,

Thanks lot for your response and all of gave me lot of information regarding RH installation,

Dear johnsfine,

Answer to your quesiton is: Redhat is well recognise also I'm going do RHCE exam. As you mention, I think now the best solution is Centos that is similar to Redhad.

Regards,
ASRaj
 
  


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